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Spinnetti
05-30-2006, 09:38 AM
Went on a trip (wife planned) and ended up just a 1/2 hr from the Dulles National air and space museum.. Awesome collection!

I was amazed they have a FW190, arado jet and DO335 there! Better yet, I saw the same DO335 over 15 years ago in Germany http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Only sour note was the anti-terrorist device in the drive up that trashed my car http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Spinnetti
05-30-2006, 09:38 AM
Went on a trip (wife planned) and ended up just a 1/2 hr from the Dulles National air and space museum.. Awesome collection!

I was amazed they have a FW190, arado jet and DO335 there! Better yet, I saw the same DO335 over 15 years ago in Germany http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Only sour note was the anti-terrorist device in the drive up that trashed my car http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Corsair_Fanatic
05-30-2006, 09:47 AM
What, no pics? Shame on you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

AVGWarhawk
05-30-2006, 11:25 AM
Are you sure the DO335 was in Germany 15 years ago? There are more hidden German aircraft from WWII in Hyattsville, MD than on display at the new Air and Space Museum. Perhaps it was on loan. I would agree that the place is awesome and growing everyday. I was there a few weeks after it opened so I did not see a lot of what is displayed now. If anyone is remotely close to the museum should make a visit. You will not be disappointed. Not to mention parking is $9.00 and enterance is free unless you would consider the parking as a enterence fee. The brightside is you can find a place to park. The original Air and Space museum on the mall in Washington....parking??????? There is more parking for security than museum visitors and that is not a joke. I took my two girls to the Museum of Natural History and had to park past the Lincoln Memorial and right next to the Potomac river. Try trucking with a 10 and 7 year old 20 blocks for a Imax movie. Real nonsense.

Corsair_Fanatic
05-30-2006, 12:10 PM
The Do-335 on display at NASM is the only survivor, I think. It was loaned to germany for several years after its restoration.

AVGWarhawk
05-30-2006, 12:23 PM
http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero/aircraft/dornier_do335.htm

Here is our answer. In short, it belonged to the US and tested, late 40's. Sent back to Germany for restoration. Interesting to note that the ejection device on the tail propeller were still active and had to be taken into consideration when they transported back to Germany. You will also notice that Silver Hill MD is mentioned. This is were there are plenty more German aircraft that have been moth balled since WWII..the flying wing is sitting there amongst others.

Capt._Tenneal
05-30-2006, 12:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Spinnetti:

Only sour note was the anti-terrorist device in the drive up that trashed my car http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm planning a trip there in the near future (my first visit). Can you elaborate on this, as it has got me worried now. What can trash a car ?

AVGWarhawk
05-30-2006, 01:01 PM
Yeah, good question. What anti-terrorist device? The real terrorist on the Mall in Washington is the lack of parking for visitors. I recommend you arrive before 0900. You are assured some reasonable parking spot. After that, plan on taking a cab from Alexandria VA to the Mall. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Spinnetti
05-30-2006, 02:25 PM
Ok, I'm on vacation, so don't have all my toys.. I just bought a card reader and am downloading the pics in the background http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - 2 - 256meg cards full!

I'm a sportscar guy with a lowered Audi with minimal ground clearance. The device is a big steel plate with two big projections of steel that stick up. As I came down off the plate, the projections hit my cast aluminum engine cradle, breaking off a chunk right by one of the mounting plates.

If you don't have a low or lowered car, no worries. If you do (not many on this forum!) just don't try to drop off the wife and kids at the door - the parking lot is not far. (we had all walked in together, and I was going to pick them up at the door).

Major sux, but won't affect most people.

I read the placard on the D0335, and it said the Detuchese (SP) Technik or whatever mueseum (it's been 15+ years, I can't remember exactly) had it . If there is only one, I still have the picture I took back then (and wasn't that into airplanes then)... Its in much better shape now. I'm thinking that was pre-restoration? It looks beautiful now; Factory fresh.. ** Edit: I read the provided link, and I guess my Germany trip was more than 20 years ago!! Dang, I'm getting old! **

I'm going to do a electric RC version of it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm at the beach in Delaware for the rest of the week. I have no idea where I am; Wife just gave me directions as I went.. Back to Kentucky on Sat.

Bearcat99
05-30-2006, 06:52 PM
Hey Spinetti.. where do you live.... ? I go there all the time.. Im only about 30-45 minutes from the Museum... My son and I were there on opening day... we even got on TV... LOL I have been there several times since then.

Spinnetti
05-31-2006, 06:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Hey Spinetti.. where do you live.... ? I go there all the time.. Im only about 30-45 minutes from the Museum... My son and I were there on opening day... we even got on TV... LOL I have been there several times since then. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cool, must be nice...

I'm just south of Cincinatti Ohio, in Kentucky.
Wifes brother is in DC area, and they rented a beach house for the week in Delaware. I have no idea where any of this is - my wife does the planning, I do the driving http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif All I know is that we were at her bros house for the weekend, and they told me we were near DC, so... it was about 30min away. I was very impressed with the museum and thought it a well balanced collection with very significant aircraft (Enola Gay, Voyager, shuttle, arado and DO335 just to name a few)

AVGWarhawk
05-31-2006, 01:59 PM
Bearcat, I'm just south of Baltimore, MD. I have only been once to the new museum. I could have stayed all day but I had my two antsy kids so it was cut short. Next time I go alone or with duct tape for the kids! Truly is nice museum!

Bearcat99
05-31-2006, 08:36 PM
Either of you going to MAAM this year?

Sergio_101
06-01-2006, 03:26 AM
http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero/aircraft/dornier_do335.htm

read the above link.

The NASM Do-335 was restored in Germany by the
Dornier company, finished in 1975.
It was displayed in Germany until 1986.

Sergio

luftluuver
06-01-2006, 05:56 AM
Spinetti, how does it compare to the USAF Museum in Dayton?

For those that will be in Wisconsin, the EAA museum in Oshkosh is worth the vist.

Spinnetti
06-01-2006, 09:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by luftluuver:
Spinetti, how does it compare to the USAF Museum in Dayton?

For those that will be in Wisconsin, the EAA museum in Oshkosh is worth the vist. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, funny you should ask. I'm only an hour from Dayton, but have not been inside. I went to their big airshow last year where a lot of it was moved outside, but I need to go.

Also been to oshkosh for the big event, but never went to that museum either!

I had a 60% scale FW190 homebuilt I was building , but kids came along, and too many hobbies... The guy I sold it to should be flying it by now.

I plan to do another, and in a decade or so, I'll go back to Oshkosh (hopefully in it!) and see the museum there.